Definition of Proactive

1. Adjective. Descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently. "Proactive interference"

Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Antonyms: Retroactive



2. Adjective. (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens.
Similar to: Active

Definition of Proactive

1. Adjective. (proscribed) Acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty ¹

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Definition of Proactive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proactive

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proaccelerin
proacrosin
proact
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proactive (current term)
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proactiveness
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proadjective
proadjectives
proadverb
proadverbs
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proangiogenesis
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Literary usage of Proactive

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1. Elements Of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based On Workplace Evaluations Of by Alexander L. Cohen (1998)
"In contrast, proactive approaches are geared to preventing these kinds of problems ... proactive ergonomics emphasize efforts at the design stage of work ..."

2. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"That's not proactive—rather, it's as scheduled as your Monday- morning ... Hey, back me up Now1 Retrospect Server Windows A proactive system is different. ..."

3. Kids, Cops & Communities by Marcia R. Chaiken (1999)
"More Organizations Ask for proactive Than Reactive Policing Contacts with the police were more likely to be initiated by the youth-serving organizations to ..."

4. Coming In From The Cold: Improving District Heating Policy In Transition ...by International Energy Agency by International Energy Agency (2004)
"... countries should be proactive in policy making. National governments should incorporate district heating into national policy. They should be deliberate ..."

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